What To Expect At Coolangatta On Australia’s Gold Coast

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Coolangatta is located along the border between Queensland and New South Wales and is the most southerly of the Gold Coast holiday centres . Coolangatta’s neighbour is Tweed Heads which sits on the New South Wales side of the border, but to the human eye , the two towns have grown into one single metropolitan area.

Coolangatta offers visitors a string of magnificent beaches that range from the rolling swells at Kirra, the bather friendly shallows at Greenmount to the pretty little coves and inlets at Rainbow Bay. Coolagatta has always been one of the top holiday destinations on the Gold Coast for over a hundred years and remains a firm favourite with families who prefer to bypass the pace and bustle of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

While resort development was proceeding apace at Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, Coolangatta lagged behind but that has changed in recent years . Modern, contemporary Coolangatta accommodation is now available in resorts and apartment blocks that line the beachfront esplanade and provide spectacular panoramic views across the curving sweep of the Gold Coast. Some of the best family oriented holiday accommodation on the Gold Coast can be found in Coolangatta. There is no traditional hotel suite accommodation and self contained, self catering Gold Coast apartments are the norm.  

The area has plenty of pedestrian walkways that allow holiday makers to take sunrise and sunset strolls and breathe in the  invigorating fresh air . The Greenmount headland is a perfect place to catch a Pacific Ocean sunrise and the BBQ and picnic areas encourage  visitors to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views.   

One of the Gold Coast’s popular surfing spots is Kirra Point, which has a mix of tough waves for skilled surfers and small waves for beginners. It’s a popular spot to watch surfers doing their stuff and provides a good vantage point for some photography . It’s just a short drive from Coolangatta to the southern end of the Gold Coast hinterland, a popular choice for day trips. There is over 160 kms of walking tracks throughout the hinterland so keen bush walkers and hikers should pack their hiking boots.

So…. if its peace and quiet you want in a beautiful setting with magnificent views, then Coolangatta is a must-see!

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